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About Us

The Royal Agricultural Society of England is an independent charity dedicated to supporting the progression of knowledge and innovation within the agricultural community. Our mission is to be the independent voice for the interpretation and application of science and best practice.

We identify the technologies and practices which can optimise food production, farm profitability and the environment, both now and in the future, and share these with the farming community.

Our charitable focus

As a charity, RASE promotes the development of science, technology and practice of agriculture, forestry and related activities, such as farm-based renewable energy. As knowledge in these areas develops, improved methods, processes and practices can be identified, and our charitable work focuses on ensuring farmers have access to the information they need to make informed decisions about the management of their farm business. This includes our Farm of the Future initiative which is delivered in partnership with Innovation for Agriculture.


We provide opportunities for our members to come together, both in-person and virtually, to explore the potential agricultural solutions, technologies and practices which can help farm businesses, people and wider communities to thrive. Members can also access an always growing library of online resources, which are available on demand via the members’ section of this website.  


RASE delivers events for our members and the wider agricultural community, which includes the RASE New Year Lectures, the biennial British Pig and Poultry Fair and Farm of the Future events. We also celebrate the leaders of our industry via the annual RASE Awards Day.

Our values

Inclusive – we will ensure everyone in the agricultural community in England can benefit from our activities. Our membership options reflect this and we also include non-members in many of our events and other activities.

Progressive – we were founded with the goal to apply new science to agriculture. We stay true to this by being open to new ideas and solutions. Our aim is for all our activities to support the progression of knowledge within the agricultural community.

Authentic – we are independent from political pressure and excess commerciality. A genuine, evidence-based culture underpins our activities.